Please note: this CDL program is available only to students currently enrolled in high school.
Eligible students must hold a valid Maine driver’s license and have a clean driving record.
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) may be taken as either a one- or two-year program. Students who successfully complete this program will be eligible to earn either a Class B or Class A commercial driver’s license.
The Class B course (Year I) is open to both juniors and seniors; the Class A course (Year II) is open only to seniors. Students who successfully complete Class B training and obtain their Class B license will receive preferential admission to the Class A course, which includes extended classroom, range and road time needed to obtain a Class A license.
Students will also receive instruction and be assessed for double/triple trailer endorsement.
This program follows the state-required curriculum for commercial truck driver training. The course includes classroom, parking, and driving instruction. Students must also earn a 10-hour OSHA safety certificate.
Instructor: Ronald Welton
Valid Maine Driver’s License
Clean driving record
Drug test required following attainment of CDL Learner’s Permit
Additional drug and/or alcohol testing may also be required
Class B driver’s license
Class A driver’s license
10-hour OSHA safety certification
Laws and regulations governing trucking
Operation of air brake systems
Limits of vehicle size and weight
Backing up, parallel parking & maneuvering
Driving CDL vehicles on the range and public roads
Entry Level Job Opportunities
Employment in construction, trucking, warehousing, and delivery
Career Opportunities (with further education)
Heavy equipment operation
Diesel or automotive repair